2013 Year in Review
- Added 12 new providers of varying specialties, including new practice offices in Washington Court House, Waynesville and Wilmington.
- Readied CMH Senior Behavioral Care for a January 2014 opening.
- New vascular surgeon, Dr. Brian Santin; new cardiologist, Dr. Christopher Wright; and new ENT surgeon, Dr. Eric Flavill performed procedures that had not been done at CMH in several years.
- CMH Home Care Services was recognized nationally among the HomeCare Elite™ for the eighth year in a row.
- CMH continued to help seniors avoid future preventable hospital admissions through our Care Transitions program.
- CMH partnered with Community Care Hospice to provide service to hospice patients.
- Initiated LEAN Process Teams which began identifying opportunities to enhance quality and patient safety by addressing processes on patient care floors as well as in the ER, Diagnostic Imaging and Laboratory Services.
- Partnered with TeamHealth, one of the nation’s leading providers of emergency department physician staffing and management services.
- Eight volunteers representing CMH made a humanitarian health mission trip to the impoverished country of Haiti that was organized in part by RegionalCare Hospital Partners.
- For the first time anywhere, the American Cancer Society partnered with CMH’s Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center to create a site-based Road to Recovery program to provide rides for Clinton County cancer patients.
- The Sixth Annual Brake For Breakfast at the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center involved an estimated 800 people, counting those that helped before or during the event and the nearly 600 area residents that drove through for a free breakfast and important information on the importance of breast cancer screening.
- Effective August 13, Mark Dooley becomes president and chief executive officer of CMH, replacing Dr. Michael Choo, who resigned.
- CMH upgrades its pulmonary function equipment in order to provide more accurate tests and data for physicians to use when treating patients with respiratory-related diseases.
- Already recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, CMH Diagnostic Services becomes a fully integrated women's breast cancer center with the addition of digital mammography.
- In addition to adding digital mammography, CMH also upgrades with a 128-slice CT scanner, new ultrasound machines and a new closed magnetic resonance imaging machine.
- CMH acquires Wilmington-based Tri-County Medical Imaging and OPEN MRI, allowing CMH to further expand diagnostic imaging resources.
- CMH acquires the practice of Wilmington orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Tom Matrka, who is joined by new orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Michael Griesser to form Performance Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.
- General surgeon Dr. Daniel Mwanza, family medicine specialist Dr. Sherif Zihni and interventional physiatrist Dr. Aarti Singla join CMH office practices.
- Dr. Cynthia Chua and Dr. Prasad Kudalkar, medical oncologists with Oncology Hematology Care (OHC) of Cincinnati, join the medical staff of CMH and begin seeing patients at CMH's Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center.
- Urologist Dr. Philip Aschi, a long-time member of the CMH Medical Staff and a member of the CMH Board of Trustees, is appointed the first auxiliary clinical assistant professor of urology at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, College of Medicine, Department of Urology.
- Home Care Services is recognized among the HomeCare Elite for the seventh year in a row.
- The CMH Surgery Center adds a custom built microscope which enables CMH surgeons to perform microscopic back surgery and nerve repairs of the hand.
- Emergency Services adds new technology that allows the ER staff to communicate with area emergency medical service squads to help improve heart attack patient outcomes.
- CMH becomes part of the UC Telestroke Network, adding a robot in the ER which utilizes two-way video and audio capability to transmit a patient's medical data to an off-site physician, who can manipulate the robot to interact with the patient, referring physicians, nurses and family members.
- The Council on Aging of Southwestern Ohio, in partnership with the Greater Cincinnati Health Council and several area hospitals and health care organizations, including Clinton Memorial Hospital, becomes one of the nation's first recipients of a major federal contract designed to reduce hospital admissions among seniors.
- Robyn Spragg, a licensed practical nurse at the CMH Family Health Center, is the sixth recipient of CMH's annual "A Heart of Caring Award," emblematic of CMH's Employee of the Year.
- The average wait time for patients in CMH Emergency Services is more than two hours under the national average of four hours and seven minutes.
- Oncology Hematology Care, Inc. of Cincinnati is selected to provide oncology services to the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center.
- Laboratory Services staff raises $1,505 for Clinton County Homeless Shelter during National Laboratory Services Week.
- Pam Romohr, a registered nurse who has worked with CMH Home Care Services since 2002, was presented with the DAISY Foundation Award for Extraordinary Nurses, an honor which is bestowed periodically to a CMH nurse.
- Dawn Perez, charge nurse in Same Day Care who has worked at Clinton Memorial Hospital for 12 years, became the fifth recipient of CMH’s annual “A Heart of Caring Award.”
- Three physicians graduated at the CMH Family Medicine Residency Program’s 13th annual graduation ceremonies. Graduates were Dr. Sheila Llanes Diopita, Dr. Tahirah Tyrell and Dr. Chevone Vent.
- Four first-year resident physicians join the CMH Family Medicine Residency Program. They are, Dr. Sherry Adkins, Dr. Saurabh Basundhra, Dr. Rodel Cacas and Dr. Jordan Williams.
- Dr. Scott C. Lindsay, a plastic and reconstructive surgeon, joins the CMH Medical Staff.
- Cardiologists with Ohio Heart and Vascular Center begin performing low risk, right-sided heart catheterizations in the Interventional and Vascular Radiology Department.
- More than 500 motorists attend the Fourth Annual Brake for Breakfast to raise awareness about the importance of breast cancer screening at the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center.
- A new surgical treatment for bowel control becomes available at Clinton Memorial Hospital.
· CMHers Kathy Trisel and Allison Walker are selected by the Clinton County Community Health Auxiliary (CCCHA) to receive the first two $1,500 scholarships that will be awarded annually by the group, formerly known as the CMH Foundation Auxiliary.
- The CMH Health Library closes.
- Already recognized by the American College of Radiology as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence, Clinton Memorial Hospital Diagnostic Services becomes a fully integrated women’s breast cancer center with the addition of digital mammography.
- CMH Home Care Services is ranked among the top 100 home health agencies in the country by a national home care data compilation company.
- Dr. Fahim Khan, a pulmonologist, joins the CMH Medical Staff and the practice of Dayton Lung & Sleep Medicine.
- Clinton Memorial Hospital upgrades its pulmonary function equipment in order to provide more accurate tests and data for physicians to use when treating patients with respiratory-related diseases.
- Clinton Community Dental Services closes.
- View the 2011 Community Benefit Report.
- RegionalCare Hospital Partners formally acquired CMH Regional Health System/Clinton Memorial Hospital after a nearly year-long process and two years after CMH began seeking a partner or buyer.
- Interim president and chief executive officer Dr. Michael Choo was named president and chief executive officer for CMH Regional Health System.
- Once again, CMH was recognized for patient safety by the Ohio Hospital Association.
- Dr. Glenn Rogers received a three-year appointment as cancer liaison physician for the cancer program at CMH Regional Health System, including Clinton Memorial Hospital and the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center.
- Ambulatory Care, formerly located on 1 West of Clinton Memorial Hospital in Outpatient Observation Care, was integrated into Inpatient Rehabilitation on 2 North of the hospital.
- CMH added 11 new physicians to its active medical staff:
- Dr. Elizabeth Agabegi, Ophthalmologist
- Dr. Madhu Kandarpa, Nephrologist
- Dr. James Freyhoff, Emergency Medicine
- Dr. Elizabeth Levick, Radiation Oncologist
- Dr. Jeffrey I. Grass, Radiation Oncologist
- Dr. Rachel Sneed, Family Medicine
- Dr. Corey J. Ellis, Family Medicine
- Dr. Marian M. Liu, Pediatrician
- Dr. Rodney P. Geier, Radiation Oncologist
- Dr. Marc R. Mosbacher, Radiation Oncologist
- Dr. John F. Sacco, Radiation Oncologist
- Dr. Rick Compton began performing a new, technologically advanced surgical procedure at Clinton Memorial Hospital that may extend the life of knee implants.
- Diagnostic Imaging was awarded a three-year accreditation in breast ultrasound and breast ultrasound guided biopsy that included a designation as a Breast Imaging Center of Excellence by the American College of Radiology.
- CMH ranked in the top three percent of area healthcare institutions in a food and patient safety audit conducted by Morrison Food Service Group, the Atlanta-based company that provides food service for patients and visitors at Clinton Memorial Hospital.
- Dr. Joe Choo was honored with the CMH Medical Staff Physician Recognition Award.
- The team of Dr. Jennifer Bain, Ronnie Andrews, Mike Conley and Curt Warner won the final CMH Foundation Auxiliary Golf Classic.
- Hundreds attended the Third Annual Brake for Breakfast at the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center
- A new option for bladder control on the cutting edge of medical science became available at the hospital, which could be performed by urologists Dr. Philip Aschi and Dr. Christopher Lawley..
- Personal direct laboratory testing became available at Clinton Memorial Hospital Laboratory Services.
- Dr. Pushpa Makkar was honored with a Legacy of Leaders award.
- The CMH Regional Health System/University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Residency Program welcomed four new first-year resident physicians--Dr. Muhammad Ahmad, Dr. Bita Haji Zadeh, Dr. Milan Petrovic and Dr. Leelmohan (Leo) Ravikumar.
- The CMH Health Library added the Community and Physician Reference (CPR) telephone line and public internet access to better serve its visitors and callers.
- Dr. Edward Onusko took on the role of program director for the Clinton Memorial Hospital/University of Cincinnati Family Medicine Residency Program.
- CMH begins offering new outpatient procedure to treat varicose veins that is performed by interventional radiologist Dr. Darick Jacobs and other interventional radiologists on the CMH medical staff.
- Fourth Annual National Cancer Survivors Day® is celebrated at the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center.
- Hundreds attended the final CMH Foundation Auxiliary’s Annual Charity Ball at Roberts Centre where they were treated to brushes with historic Clinton County on several fronts to commemorate Clinton County’s 200th anniversary.
- CMH Home Care Services manager Bonnie Davis received a 2010 Heroes Lifetime Achievement Award at the annual American Red Cross Clinton County Heroes Awards breakfast.
- Three physicians graduated from CMH Regional Health System’s Family Medicine Residency Program--Dr. Montel Salary, Dr. Rachel Sneed, and Dr. Gilbert Veasey.
- The new CMH Pharmacy and Gift Shop opened in the hospital atrium.
- CMH Regional Health System patient advocates, a diverse group of dedicated, professional CMH staff, received the Humanitarian of the Year Award at the Clinton County Leadership Institute’s Annual and this time Bicentennial Leadership Gala.
- CMH started a formal paper recycling program.
- Dr. Christine Henry is appointed to the CMH Board of Trustees, replacing Dr. Tom Neville, who stepped down after completing a six-year term.
- Hematology & Oncology News & Issues (HONI) selected the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center as the HOPE (Hematology & Oncology Practice Excellence) award winning practice in the category of “Patient Care” among small community practices.
- Diabetes Services moved from the CMH facility at 761 S. Nelson Ave., back to Clinton Memorial Hospital. The service line moved off the hospital campus in 1998, spending two years at the Clinton County YMCA and the last nine years at Nelson Avenue.
- Dr. Michael Choo was named interim president and chief executive officer
for CMH Regional Health System, replacing Andy Riddell who retired after
more than six years at CMH and 39 years in healthcare.
- One new CMH Board of Trustee members was appointed. Geoffrey Phillips,
of Wilmington, replaced Ed Kuehn who served 18 years on the board.
- CMH celebrated its 10 year anniversary and partnership with Project
SEARCH, a transition work program for students with disabilities.
- Dr. Leanne Budde, medical oncologist, joined the CMH Medical Staff and
the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center.
- The CMH Medical Staff welcomed four pulmonologists from Dayton Lung
and Sleep Medicine, Inc.: Dr. Martin Ambrose, Dr. Aamir Malik, Dr. Mustafa
Quadri and Dr. Mohammed Zakkar.
- Dr. Rajiv Patel, an obstetric and gynecological physician on the CMH
Medical Staff since 1999, was elected chief of staff by the CMH Medical
- The CMH Foundation Auxiliary raised more than $57,000.
- The CMH Foundation raised more than $352,000 to assist uninsured and
underinsured CMH patients and enhance services at Clinton Memorial Hospital
and other health system entities, including the Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional
- Five members of the CMH Foundation Board of Trustees retired: Andy Riddell,
Dr. Foster (Jack) Boyd, Sharon Hiles, Charlyn Kruszka and Phil Snow. Four
new Foundation board members joined, including Dr. Gary Blumberg, Jason
Walt, Andrew McCoy, all from Wilmington, and Donald Gephart, of Blanchester.
- The Foster J. Boyd, MD Regional Cancer Center held its second annual
Brake for Breakfast in October and third annual Survivors Day in June.
- CMH Regional Health System’s Third Annual Nursing Excellence Awards
banquet was held, honoring 25 CMH registered nurses and one licensed practical
nurse, representing 13 departments.
- One hundred twenty nine volunteers worked more than 25,000 hours in 2009—worth more than $290,000 at the rate of $11.16 an hour.
- CMH won several awards in 2008. The CMH website won a silver
award for Best Overall Internet Site for hospitals under 200
beds from eHealthcare Leadership Awards. The Foster J. Boyd,
MD, Regional Cancer Center, along with Champlin/Haupt Architect,
Inc., received a design award for health care in Cincinnati Magazine’s
sixth annual Interior Design Competition.
- CMH Regional Health System pursued an affiliation with a
larger health care organization by sending out a request for
proposal to large Ohio urban hospital or health care organizations.
- The Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center, is observing
its second anniversary in February 2009. In its two year existence,
the cancer center has treated more than 850 patients.
- Dr. Mark Gazall, a vascular surgeon, joined the medical staff
of CMH to perform both vascular and endovascular surgeries.
physicians joined the CMH Medical Staff, including: Dr. Seema
Nadkarni-Navalkar, Dr. Angela Rackley, Dr. Lawrence Gamby,
Dr. Ian Sarembock. Dr. Mark Gazall, Dr. Scott Simmons, Dr.
Surmeet Bedi, Dr. Andrea Dabney and Dr. Gina Bell.
- CMH celebrated
the five year anniversary of the completion of the patient
tower, which included the Surgery Center, Mother-Baby Care,
and two new inpatient units. In addition Inpatient Rehabilitation
and Clinton Community Dental Services celebrated five year
- CMH opened the CMH Center for Family Medicine
at 781 W. Locust St., Wilmington, with Dr. Scott Simmons as
the primary care physician.
- The Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center opened in February
2007. The $8 million, 18,000 square foot cancer center
brings together a range of advanced radiation and medical oncology
services, programs and staff expertise that is available five days a week.
- CMH installed a cutting-edge 1.5T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system – the
EXCELART Vantage™ powered by Atlas – from Toshiba America
Medical Systems, Inc.
- Andy Riddell was named the president and chief executive officer, making
him the seventh administrator in its 56-year history.
- Several CMH services celebrated anniversaries this year: Emergency Services
and PESSO celebrated 15 years of collaboration; Family Medicine Residency
Program, Diabetes Services and East Clinton Medical Services celebrated
10 years, while SleepCare recognized five years.
- The CMH Foundation Auxiliary successfully raised more than $99,000 in
- Dr. Tom Neville, member of the CMH Medical Staff, was elected chairman
of the CMH Board of Trustees replacing Dr. Ruth Hayes, who served two
one-year terms as the chair, and will serve as immediate past chair.
- The Foster J. Boyd, MD, Regional Cancer Center held its first annual
National Cancer Survivors Day in June.
- CMH Sleep Care, a comprehensive, outpatient sleep disorders program, began operations at CMH’s River’s Bend Health Center, 87 E. US 22 and SR 3, Maineville.
- Emergency Services at Clinton Memorial Hospital recently achieved certification to be a continuing education training site for emergency medical services.
- Radiology Services added a second, new nuclear medicine camera as well as an i-STAT system which allows blood draws through an IV.
- Rehabilitation Services stretched into the community with several collaborative programs with Wilmington College and senior citizen centers in Wilmington, New Vienna, Sabina, and Lebanon.
- An average of 199 volunteers—equivalent to more than 12 fulltime employees—donated nearly 23,500 hours of their time to CMH Regional Health System during 2005, it was reported during Volunteer Month in April.
- CMH implemented a new patient survey tool. The new survey tool focuses on patients’ perspectives.
- CMH celebrated its 55th anniversary in October.
- Wound Treatment Center opened in the hospital to treat patients with chronic non-healing wounds.
- Dr. Choo performed 100th heart procedure in the hospital’s Low-Risk Cardiac Catheterization Laboratory.
- The new SecondLook breast cancer detection system was installed to enable identification of cancer and other life-threatening conditions earlier.
- CMH started issuing patient friendly billing statements.
2000 to 2004 Highlights
- The first week of 2004 at CMH began with a move into the new Intensive Care unit and the opening of the new Women’s Diagnostic Center off the atrium.
- The patient tower and related renovations were completed by October 2004
- In December 2003 a record number of more than 3,300 patients visit Emergency Services.
- In 2000 CMH begins $35 million building and renovation project at hospital campus.
- The Center for Healthcare Industry Performance Studies ranks Clinton Memorial Hospital as a top-performing hospital in Ohio and in the nation.
- CMH East Clinton Medical Services opens in 1998.
- In 1990 the hospital begins $1.8 million renovation and relocation of surgical services.
- In 1989 the hospital initiates $1.5 million capital campaign to renovate surgical services.
- Renovation is completed in 1984 on the obstetrical unit to keep up with current trends and practices.
- Agreement is signed in 1981 with the U.S. Department of Defense to be a civilian-military contingency hospital in case of war.
- Helicopter transfer for emergency patients is initiated in 1979.
- In 1978 James Amos is named fourth administrator. In 1976 the operating budget exceeds $4 million.
- Hospital and community launch $325,000 memorial fund drive in 1971 for hospital improvements.
- In 1969 the hospital is remodeled and the west wing is completed, and the bed capacity becomes 147.
- Ralph Mead is named third administrator in 1968, George West is named second administrator in 1966 and the hospital budget exceeds $1 million.
- In 1965 the first open-heart massage is performed at CMH. Guild then donates cardiac defibrillator.
- 1957 is the busiest year since Clinton Memorial Hospital opened, and the budget exceeds $500,000.
- In 1951 a new 64-bed, $950,000 "cathedral to healing" is dedicated on Sept. 21, and 3,000 attend the open house. Dr. H.R. Bath is elected the hospital’s first chief of staff, and CMH’s first baby, Vicki Priest, is born on October 4.
- Operating board appointed and Elsie Delin is named first administrator in 1950.
- In 1949 the hospital groundbreaking occurs.
- Twelve acres of land are purchased on West Main Street for hospital in 1947.
- In 1945 Clinton County citizens form a committee to promote the construction of Clinton Memorial Hospital.
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